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Music: Year In Review - Part II


01/04/2018

Awaaz-e-Sufi - A Magical Evening
Sufi music lovers were treated to a magical musical evening featuring Ghazals, Punjabi songs and a few golden oldies from Bollywood at the Regent Theater in Arlington, MA on July 2, 2017. The event titled “Awaaz-e-Sufi” featured two artists, Ritu Sagar from New England and Dr. Mamta Joshi from India.
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Motivation In Music Learning
by Shuchita Rao
Here are teacher's role, parent's role, and a few practice tips for aspiring musicians to help influence a student’s motivation to practice what they learn.
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Evening Of Ghazal And Sufi Music Presented By Dhananjay Kaul
Sufi singer Shri Dhananjay kaul enthralled the music lovers of New England with songs such as “Woh dil nawaz hai lekin”, “Baat karni mujhe mushqil” , “Yaad piya ki aaye”, “Abke ham bichde”, “Che Kamyu Karnay Taveez Pann” , “Roz-roz bozu” and “Myha gov muhabbat zyaad”. The MC was our well known local poet Sunayana Kachroo.
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Hasya Kavi Sammelan: Humor With Social Message
Suresh Sharma from Milan presented an evening of laughter and one of a kind show "Hasya Kavi Sammelan" on July 29th in Tewksbury, MA featuring Manjit Singh, Rashmi Shanon and Tej Narayan Sharma.
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Down Melody Lane – Asha Bhosle Transports Listeners To The Magical World Of Bollywood Music
As part of The Farewell tour, more than a thousand music enthusiasts were entertained for 2.5 hours by the singing diva Asha Bhosle accompanied by guest artist Javed Ali as well as two backup singers, Mrs. Shankar and fifteen year old Zanai who happens to be Asha Bhosle’s granddaughter.
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KHMC - September 2017 Presentation Delights Audiences
by Shuchita Rao and Mali Santhanakrishnan
For non-profit organization KHMC’s Fall season 2017 opening concert, a visiting musician from Kolkata, Shri. Ujjal Banerjee presented a lecture-demonstration on Rabindra Sangeet in the Hindustani segment.
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Selina Banerjee’s Hindustani Manch Pravesh Captivates Hearts
by Shuchita Rao
The purity and consistency in Selina Banerjee’s rich voice was the first thing that captivated the hearts of all who attended her debut vocal recital (Manch Pravesh) on September 10 at the Dedham Middle School. She is a senior at the prestigious Boston Latin Academy and has been learning Hindustani classical music with Shri. Pradeep Shukla.
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Impressive Carnatic Vocal Debut By Hari Narayanan
by Shuchita Rao
Despite a steady drizzle, little could dampen the excitement at Hari Narayanan’s Carnatic vocal arangetram held on the afternoon of Sunday, September 3. Over 300 guests consisting of young learners, stalwart vidwaans, academics, businessmen, dancers, choreographers and experts of non-Indian musical traditions gathered together to celebrate a debut performance featuring a young man born and raised in a family steeped in the classical arts.
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Variety Marks Priya Purushothaman’s Hindustani Vocal Concert
On the evening of September 9, music lovers were treated to a wonderful, full-length 3.5 hour vocal recital by an upcoming Hindustani classical vocalist, Priya Purushothaman.
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Shaam-E-Ghazal - Music That Touched The Soul
Ghazal is a genre that is like a delicate fragrant flower – when treated with care, it can fill one with its intoxicating fragrance. Shaam-E-Ghazal with Kiran Nath certainly did that and more for the audience that was truly enraptured by the magic of the melodious music.
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Harvard Tamil Chair - New England - Grand Musical Fundraiser Event
Karthick Iyer's Indosoul Team with Devan Ekambaram - Grand Musical Event for Harvard Tamil Chair Fundraiser on September 30th at Concord Middle School was a full packed show with 350 people. This is something unusual on a Vijayadasami evening.
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Memorial Concert Touches Hearts Of Hindustani Classical Music Lovers
A tribute concert was organized by Boston based vocalist and harmonium artist, Shri Ramachandra Joshi in memory of his Guru, the noted Hindustani classical vocalist, the late Vidushi Smt. Veena Sahasrabuddhe who passed away on June 29, 2016 at the age of 67 years.
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Spreading The Love For Playing The Tabla……
by Shuchita Rao
Pandit Chatterjee and his son Shri Anubrata Chatterjee will visit Learnquest on a regular basis to groom students in the art of playing the tabla. Pandit Chatterjee spoke to Shuchita Rao about his journey as a tabla artist.
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Engaging Sitar Recital By Anupama Bhagwat
by Shuchita Rao
As part of the ongoing 2017 Learnquest Baithak Hindustani classical music series, Smt. Anupama Bhagwat presented a sitar recital on Sunday, October 15, 2017. Smt. Bhagwat is a disciple of the renowned musician, the late Acharya Bimalendu Mukherjee. There is something to be said about the atmosphere created by the rich sounds of a well-tuned sitar in a dimly lit, intimate baithak setting packed with music lovers and connoisseurs.
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KHMC Concert: Mahathi Athreya, Selina Banerjee Kiran Nath
by Shuchita Rao and S. Sivakumar
The October 2017 concert featured Kum. Mahathi Athreya – Daughter of Guru Smt. Aparna Balaji and granddaughter of Vidwan Shri. O.S. Thiagarajan, Selina Banerjee, disciple of Dr. Pradeep Shukla and Smt. Kiran Nath.
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Deepavali Light Musical Treat Hosted By Manitha Neyam Trust
by Sushmi Meena Venkat
Manitha Neyam Trust hosted the Deepavali Light Musical Treat (a full-fledged Tamil concert) on October 14th 2017, featuring a group of very talented young New England singers at the Chinmaya Maruti Center, Andover. The fundraiser which was attended by 250 people raised over $20,000 towards their vision of igniting universal passion and love for humanity that will steer current and future generations towards a world of peace, opportunity and happiness.
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Soul-Stirring Music By Master Flautist, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia
by Shuchita Rao
On the evening of November 18th, at Regis College, the organization Radio MusicIndia in partnership with LearnQuest Academy of Music presented a bansuri concert by one of the greatest legends of Indian Classical Music, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. His consummate artistry successfully created a powerful common experience for the audience consisting of members of a variety of ages, ethnicities and cultures. The concert will live in the memories of music lovers in Boston for a long time to come.
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Din Check Celebrates 7 Years Of Music And Masti In New England
Din Check celebrates 7 Years of Music And Masti in New England. The popular band hosted their 2nd annual Bollywood Holiday Party on December 8th.
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Music Collaboration Charms Boston’s Bollywood Music Fans
Bollywood popular star Shreya Ghoshal performed with the Berklee Indian Ensemble (BIE) on the evening of December 7 at the invitation of Berklee College of Music as resident artist for 2017. Produced by Berklee India Exchange’s Annette Philip (artistic director), Clint Valladeres (managing director), and Rohith Jayaraman (assistant manager), the concert titled “Shreya meets Berklee” commemorating BIE’s 5th anniversary was sold out several days before the day of the show.
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KHMC December Delights!
Karnatic Hindustani Music Circle (KHMC) held its December 2017 concert at the beautiful, warm and welcoming home of Shri Sambasiva (Sam) Rao and Smt. Sathya in Franklin, MA with performances by Neelima Chaturvedi, Arvind Mahalingam and Shuchita Rao.
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Heralding The New Year - Bindaas Masti Style


Preetesh entertainment worked hard to make the event very special for each attendee. Whether you were a kid or an adult there was something for you at the event.
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Dance: Year In Review - Part II
Weekend Entertainment


Catch up, register and purchase tickets for the upcoming events and concerts including Ramakrishnan Murthy, Ganesh and Kumaresh, Pandit Jasraj and MITHAS Membership.
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Weekend Entertainment
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